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New 5G WiFi Internet-Box from Swisscom Delivers Fast, Reliable Content Delivery

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced that Swisscom has chosen Broadcom® 5G WiFi solutions to power its new dual-band xDSL/fiber gateway. The new Swisscom product, introduced at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show, is powered by four Broadcom chips: the BCM4360 5G WiFi 802.11ac transceiver, BCM63168 xDSL/fiber integrated access device, BCM53214 Gigabit switch and BCM54618 Gigabit Ethernet PHY. Broadcom's integrated solutions allow Swisscom to deliver fast and reliable video services wirelessly throughout the home. For more news, visit Broadcom's Newsroom.

The increased number of wireless devices and video being viewed on multiple devices throughout the home is putting tremendous stress on legacy networks. As a result, consumers are prone to experience deteriorated performance such as choppy videos and slower load times. 5G WiFi, which is based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard, improves the coverage of the wireless network for faster, more reliable video streaming, and the ability to connect multiple devices to the network at the same time.

"Consumers are sharing, downloading and watching exponentially more content wirelessly in the home," said Andreas Martschitsch, Swisscom's Head of Home Networking. "This dynamic is causing more in-home network congestion and creating demand for gateways and access points that enable consumers to download content quickly and stream video anywhere in the home without buffering or interruption. By incorporating 5G WiFi into the new Swisscom gateway, we're ensuring a quality wireless experience for our customers."

"Broadcom continues to lead the transition to the next generation of Wi-Fi across all product segments," said Rahul Patel, Broadcom Vice President of Marketing, Wireless Connectivity Combos. "The demand for HD quality video in the home is growing.  With the introduction of 5G WiFi smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One, consumers require higher capacity wireless networks.  By incorporating 5G WiFi into carrier-grade gateways, service providers like Swisscom can reliably deliver valuable content to their customers." 

Product Highlights

  • New Swisscom gateway supports 5GHz 3x3 802.11ac and 2.4GHz 2x2 802.11n/g/b
  • Broadcom AnyBeam™ extends 802.11ac beamforming to legacy 802.11n/g clients
  • Broadcom SmartConnect™ enables the client to connect to the best possible band for maximum performance
  • Intelligent Airtime Scheduling (IAS)™ enables carriers to guarantee a strict priority for any service they choose and deliver the most efficient use of network capacity. 

Availability
The BCM4360, BCM63168, BCM53214 and BCM54618 are currently in production. Swisscom's new gateway powered by Broadcom 5G WiFi is now available.  

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About Broadcom
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500® company, is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments.  With the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and embedded software solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting everything®.  For more information, go to www.broadcom.com.

Broadcom®, the pulse logo, Connecting everything®, the Connecting everything logo and the 5G WiFi logo are among the trademarks of Broadcom Corporation and/or its affiliates in the United States, certain other countries and/or the EU.  Any other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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